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Jason Haupt
Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
University of Illinois Extension
15411 N IL 100 Highway
Lewistown, IL 61542-9468
Phone: 309-547-3711
FAX: 309-547-3713

Christine Belless
Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472

Paula Lane
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308

Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

Supplemental Resources

Materials available for loan to FMPT Master Naturalists (see Christine Belless)

  • Illinois Steward Magazines (1991 to Spring 2010)
  1. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater, 1994, by North Central Regional Extension
  2. 57 Ways To Protect Your Home Environment (and Yourself), 1996, by North Central Regional Extension
  3. 60 Ways Farmers Can Protect Surface Water, 1997, by North Central Regional Extension
  4. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  5. Bird Tracks & Sign by Mark Elbroch with Eleanor Marks
  6. Creating Habitats and Homes for Illinois Wildlife by Illinois Department of Natural Resources and University of Illinois
  7. Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Illinois by Christopher A. Phillips, Ronald A. Brandon, and Edward O. Moll
  8. Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest by Kevin S. Cummings and Christine A. Mayer
  9. Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles by Douglas Yanega
  10. Field Guide to Silkmoths of Illinois by John K. Bouseman and James G. Sternburg
  11. Field Guide to The Skipper Butterflies of Illinois by John K. Bouseman, James G. Sternburg, and James R. Wiker
  12. Field Guide to The Sphinx Moths of Illinois by James R. Wiker, James G. Sternburg, and John K. Bouseman
  13. Field Manual of Illinois Mammals by Joyce E. Hofmann
  14. Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest by R. W. Bouchard, Jr.
  15. Handbook of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock
  16. Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden
  17. Mammal Tracks & Sign by Mark Elbroch
  18. Managing Landscape Waste, University of Illinois Bulletin AU8031
  19. Native Plants in the Home Landscape by Keith Gerard Nowakowski
  20. Our Environmental Plight…Readings on Sustainability (Law 792 course notes) by Eric T. Freyfogle U of I College of Law
  21. Reading the Landscape of America by May Theilgaard Watts
  22. Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley
  23. Soils of Illinois, University of Illinois Bulletin 778
  24. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by Eavid Allen Sibley
  25. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior by David Allen Sibley
  26. The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest by Dave Williams
  27. Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates by Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney
  28. Waterfowl of Illinois by Stephen P. Havera

Rhonda's Favorite Field Guides

  • Forest Trees of Illinois by Illinois Department of Natural Resources and University of Illinois
  • Field Guide to the Birds of North America by National Geographic
  • The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers (Eastern Region)
  • Peterson First Guides…Caterpillars by Amy Bartlett Wright
  • Peterson First Guides…Butterflies and Moths by Paul A. Opler
  • Golden Nature Guide…Non-Flowering Plants
  • Tree Finder…A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves by May Theilgaard Watts
  • Fern Finder by Anne C. Hallowell and Barbara G. Hallowell
  • Newcomb's Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
  • Illinois Wildflowers by Don Kurz
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders
  • Weeds of the North Central States
  • Guide to the Vascular Flora of Illinois by Mohlenbrock
  • Field Guide to Butterflies of Illinois by John K. Bouseman and James G. Sternburg
  • Aquatic Plants of Illinois by Glen S. Winterringer and Alvin C. Lopinot
  • Aquatic Weeds…their identification and methods of control by Department of Conservation, Division of Fisheries, Fishery Bulletin No. 4

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